To celebrate Valentine’s Day, Sunday, Feb. 14, The Screamery ice cream parlor in Phoenix will offer its one-of-a-kind, six-flavor “flight” of ice cream plus two, old-fashioned sodas — cream soda, root beer, cane cola or wild cherry — for just $7. (Regular price is $12.50.)
The Screamery is known for using milk from grass-fed cows, all-natural ingredients, and for pasteurizing its own sweet cream ice cream base. No chemicals, corn syrup, synthetic hormones, pesticides, or anything unnatural will be found in these ice cream tubs.
The company was founded in Tucson in 2014 by husband-and-wife team, Kenny and Linda Sarnoski. The Sarnoskis are the first in the state to become certified in pasteurizing their own ice cream base. They also feature two, non-dairy options on the menu — their fruit sorbet and their Fudgesicle flavor that’s made with almond milk, agave nectar, and two types of chocolate.
“It all started when Kenny and I decided to begin a new diet and we were both determined to eat only natural, wholesome ingredients, but we discovered that there was absolutely no ice cream on the market that met our new lifestyle criteria,” said Linda. “Kenny knew that ice cream was my favorite dessert and that I wasn’t willing to give it up, so he started hand mixing and creating his own flavors in our kitchen. Eventually, the unique and original ice cream flavors he created ended up tasting incredible.”
The 24 different flavors on the menu change regularly. However, their classic and consistent chocolate, vanilla and strawberry flavors always feature a blend of two premium chocolates, all-natural vanilla beans, and fresh strawberries. Guests will also find clever ice cream flavors such as the “Mississippi Mudpie” with an organic coffee base, fudge swirl and chocolate cookies and the “Ooey Gooey Buttercake” with vanilla ice cream, mixed with butter cake pieces. The most popular flavor on the menu is their “Sweet Cream Honeycomb” with natural honeycomb pieces mixed in their sweet cream base. The honey that they use comes from the local honeycombs in Marana.